Tampa, FL (via Wheelersburg, OH)

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Lifelong Ohio State fan. Born and raised on the Ohio River on my grandfather's farm where I learned two important life lessons: 1, Always treat people how you'd want to be treated, even the people who mistreat you. 2, Three yards and a cloud of dust! One of my earliest memories as a child is wearing my scarlet and gray footie pajamas while watching OSU game replays on the local WOSU channel with my dad. I even remember Paul Warfield announcing. I grew up in southern Ohio and have lived all over the state including Chillicothe and Cleveland. I've been known to scream at the TV when Ohio State plays. I go all in every game hence why my screen name is IN ALL CAPS. When Ohio State loses I am sick to my stomach for several days afterward. When they win it's like freaking Christmas. I hate Michigan. I hate them more than Khan hated Captain Kirk. That Team Up North sucks. The SEC sucks. Go Bucks!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: My best personal sports moment was my 1 tackle in high school in the 1989 OHSAA Division IV state championship game at Ohio Stadium on the old field turf. To play an actual game on the same turf Woody walked on will always be the greatest sports moment of my life. That and OSU's 2002 national championship game win over Miami. I cried tears of utter joy after that win.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bungals
  • NHL TEAM: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Feb 2017

A lot of people are going to expect this fall that our WRs to have these same numbers as IU did under Wilson, which I don't think is realistic because IU threw the ball a HELL of a lot more than we will ever throw it under Urban. He likes the run too much. So I am guessing the #FireWilson brigade will start up after a WR drops their first pass in the opening quarter of the IU game.

Comment 18 Feb 2017
Is Brewster related to Swisher? That level of disdain is usually reserved for family members at Thanksgiving.
Comment 12 Feb 2017
Shouldve traded him at the height of his talent. Failing to do so and giving that big contract to Votto instead of investing it in pitching are why theyre at the level they are now.
Comment 05 Feb 2017

1. Highly recommend the Ceasars Palace pool, especially the clothing optional ones. The pool at Mandalay Bay is also a great one.

2. Have a beer at the Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan. The 2nd floor of the bar is inside the Chandalier itself.

3. Secret Pizza at Cosmo at 2am, if you can find it.

4. Stratosphere Tower is worth it. There are also a few amusement park rides on the roof that operate over the edge. Scary as hell but fun if you have the nerve/stomach for it.

5. Hit the Planet Hollywood casino after 11pm when it becomes the Pleasure Pit.

6. When you gamble look for the servers. Drinks are comped at most hotels, but be sure to tip your server $1 buck per beer you buy. If you want to keep the drinks coming tip them a $10 or $20. Most hotels also comp your drinks if you play video poker at the bars. Good way to save money.

7. See a show, My personal faves are "O" at Bellagio, "La Reve" at the Wynn, "Ka" at MGM Grand, and "Zumanity" at NYNY.

8. Prime people watching can be had at the walkways around the entrance and exit to Planet Hollywood on the strip. There are a few bars that you can find a seat and perch and watch.

9. A nighttime helicopter ride is a lot of fun.

10. Gamble at the MGM Grand casino. It's smoky and crowded but you wont find a better casino atmosphere anywhere.

5 Things I Do NOT recommend you do:

1. Buy all of your drinks at the casino/hotel bars. The markup is ridiculous. There are a few Walgreens and CVSs that sell booze at a reasonable price. Mix drinks at your room will save you a lot of money.

2. Take a taxi anywhere. If you have been drinking and aren't paying attention the Vegas taxi drivers will take a longer route to increase your fare. Their rates are also ridiculous. My first time in Vegas I spent $300 on cab fares. Never again. Uber and Lyft were both legalized in recent months. If not use the bus system. A day pass is like $8.

3. Avoid the buffets at the MGM, Luxor, and Excalibur. They are disgusting and have never changed in all the times I have gone.

4. Forget to tip your housekeepers every morning. When you leave for the day and leave the doorknob sign out for them to clean your room leave $5 in plain view on the bed every day you stay there. They really appreciate it and will go out of their way for you the entire time you are there. Every time I tip housekeeping I get something cool like extra towels, shampoo or shower gel. One housekeeper left me a unopened bottle of champagne that she said someone left in their room. I really appreciated that.

5. Don't carry around a large wad of cash and if you win a ton of money at a casino don't make a scene whatsoever. Those things will draw the wrong attention to you. Best advice I have is when walking the strip or in casinos is to keep several franklins folded with your drivers license and credit card and wrap a rubber band around them. Carry them in your front pocket. Pickpockets go for wallets and have been known to use knives to cut the bottom of your back pants pocket to get your wallet. Keep your money and ID in your front pockets. For women don't carry around purses with straps as those can be cut and grabbed.

Comment 04 Feb 2017
Do 11W reporters get hazard pay? Lol
Comment 29 Jan 2017

That's exactly what I have been doing today. Already watched Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 today and The Shining on Netflix.

One of my all-time favorites is Mystery Men. Some folks might not like it but I think it's a brilliant comedic/satirical film. Of course some may argue what is so brilliant about a band of superheroes where their main characters are a guy who hits people in the face with a shovel, another who throws forks, and another farts people to death? But I still love it.